Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pics: Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo opens Rape Crisis Center in Lagos

24 year old Miss Nigeria Ezinne Akudo today March 23rd opened the doors to her own Rape Crisis Center set up by her organization…‘The Eight Foundation’.

The Eight Foundation was founded in 2014 with the strong goal of supporting victims of sexual assault. The mission of the foundation is to provide help, hope and healing to those affected by sexual violence. The Eight Foundation provides free services in the areas of Crisis Response, Counseling & Support, Court Advocacy, Education & Outreach with the support of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender, The Domestic and Sexual Violence response team and the Mirabel Center.

In the words of Ezinne Akudo, “We live in a world where women are abused daily and are unable to speak up. One out of four women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. This crime can take place at anytime and can happen to anyone regardless of tribe, religion or social class. Sadly, the society’s response to this heinous crime has led victims to believe that silence is the best option. However, Speaking up is our greatest weapon in this fight against sexual violence.”
The Eight Foundation Rape Crisis Center is located at 1A Kola Adeniyan Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.

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